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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
20 Jan 2010
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My Cholesterol / Backup Software / Laptop Battery / Windows XP Repair / Geekly Update / What Is Java?
In today's TOURBUS, I'm going public with the story of how I found out my Cholesterol Level is too high, and what I'm doing about it. You'll also pick up some handy tips on Backup Software and what to do when you need a new Laptop Battery.

Windows XP is still the most popular OS, used by 61% of all computers in the world. If your XP system is acting up, try my Windows XP Repair options. And as always, reading the latest Geekly Update is guaranteed to make your teeth whiter and your hair more lustrous. Read on!


My Cholesterol Level is Too High!
After a routine physical, I fouhd out my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But clearly I need to do something about this. I realize this has nothing to do with computers or the Internet, but life is more than 1's and 0's. I hope you find this personal story interesting, useful, and even inspiring.

So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

Backup Software
It takes very little time for a hard drive to fill up with your entire life: financial records, tax forms, addresses and phone numbers, irreplaceable photos and videos. Not to mention important documents that you don't want to lose. You can hope and pray that your hard drive won't crash and burn before your computer becomes obsolete, but what if you're wrong?

Here are some tips on backup software and strategies that just might save your bacon...

Laptop Battery Replacement
IF you have a laptop, sooner or later, you will need to replace the battery. Every battery degrades with use, even rechargeable ones. When your laptop battery no longer keeps a charge or the battery life is too short, there are several things you can do.

Read on and learn about battery longevity tips, and how to buy a new laptop battery if you really need one...

Windows XP Repair
Sometimes, something goes wrong with your Windows XP installation. It could be due to a hardware glitch, a software error, malware, a lightning strike, or who knows what else. In the worst case, Windows XP won't boot at all. Or Windows may boot up, but you keep getting ominous errors. In other cases, everything seems okay, but you can't access the Internet.

Here are some time-tested tools and techniques to repair your Windows XP system...

Geekly Update January 19
Is Conan O'Brien really selling the Tonight Show on Craigslist? Can you make a donation to the Red Cross just by sending a text message? And will Amtrak make you march through a Full-Body Scanner before getting free wifi on the Acela train?

Get answers to these burning questions and more, in the most recent installment of the Geekly Update...

What Is Java and Do I Need It?
If you encounter a website with an embedded Java app, and you don't have Java installed (or enabled), you'll just see an empty space where all the fun should be. Many sites will provide a helpful link to where you can download the Java runtime environment from Sun Microsystems, the developer of Java. Even cell phones commonly push Java at users.

But what is Java, is it safe, and why should you install or enable it? Read on to find out...

Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft -- here's how to get three free credit reports each year.
Make Windows Run Faster
My special recipe to clean the goo out of your computer's pipes, so Windows will start quicker and run more reliably.
Online Backup
Online backup services help you create an off-site backup copy of your important files.
Free Anti-Virus Software
Staying safe online doesn't have to cost big bucks. Here are my picks for the best FREE anti-virus software.

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That's all for now, see you next time!
-- Bob Rankin
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